Woodard Bay Natural Resources Conservation Area, Olympia

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Nature / Park · Hidden Gem · Wildlife Area
Woodard Bay Natural Resources Conservation Area is a natural reserve in Olympia, Washington protected under the Washington Natural Areas Program. Once an important processing facility for the logging industry, it has been designated as the Weyerhaeuser South Bay Log Dump Rural Historic Landscape. Today the area is a renowned sanctuary for a variety of birds, harbor seals, river otters, bald eagles, and a colony of bats, as well as serving as an important great blue heron rookery. A recent conservation program in the area between the State of Washington and the Nature Conservancy is the first of its kind in the country.
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  • I visited in the late evening and saw hundreds of bats it was insane. They were flying out from under the bridge for about 30 minutes.  more »
  • Wonderful short hike not far from downtown Olympia. Beautiful water & mountain views, fares is well maintained . Recommend out on the paved path & back to the parking area trough the forest.  more »

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